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Unmanned Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Launch

NASA’s launch of an Antares rocket from a launch pad in Virginia went horribly wrong on Tuesday evening with the rocket exploding in a ball of flames shortly after taking off. The rocket set off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on a mission to resupply cargo to the International Space Station.

“There was failure on launch,” NASA spokesman Jay Bolden told CNN. “There was no indicated loss of life. … There was significant property and vehicle damage. Mission control is trying to assess what went wrong.”